Thanksgiving Cookie Countdown has begun!!
This week’s newsletter started off our Cookie Countdown Season!
We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe. Let me know how they come out.
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Here is the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cut-Out Cookies
- yield 2 dozen cookies
For the Cookies:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
- 1 cup Crisco® all-vegetable shortening (1 baking stick)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Thin Icing:
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 2 tablespoons warm water, more if needed
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Food coloring, optional (see post for more on how I decorated these cookies)
- For the Thick Icing:
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 egg whites
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- Food coloring, optional
For the Cookies:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin spice until well combined. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, combine the shortening and sugar and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually beat in the flour, mixing just until combined.
- Using lightly floured hands, divide the dough in half. It will be a little crumbly, but will easily come together when pressed. On a lightly floured work surface, roll each half to a 1/4-inch thickness for crispy cookies or 3/8-inch thickness for softer cookies.
- Cut with 3-inch candy corn and pumpkin shaped cookie cutters. Carefully place cookies 2 inches apart on prepared sheets.
- Bake, one sheet at a time, for 10 to 11 minutes, or until the cookies have puffed up and are golden brown at the edges. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
For the Thin Icing:
- In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water, salt, and food coloring (if using); whisk well. If the icing appears too thin to hold its shape, add a little more confectioners’ sugar; if the icing appears a little too thick to easily pipe, add a little more water. You can play around here until you reach your preferred consistency.
- Pour the icing into a piping bottle and decorate cookies as desired.
For the Thick Icing:
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, beat together the lemon juice and egg whites on low speed until just combined.
- Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar, about a 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Divide the frosting in several bowls, and color as needed.
Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/pumpkin-spice-cut-cookies/
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Little Marguerite and Seven Sisters limited edition art prints by P Buckley Moss,
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Easy Summer Comfort Food
1 orange bell pepper, chopped.
- Preheat oven to 400°. Drizzle cut sides of spaghetti squash with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place cut side down on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly. Using a fork, break up squash strands.
- Meanwhile, make primavera filling: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and pepper and cook until mostly tender, 3 to 4 minutes, then add tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, and lemon zest. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Stir in chicken and remove from heat.
- Divide mixture between spaghetti squash halves and stir to combine. Top each spaghetti squash with cheese and return to oven to melt, 5 minutes.
- Top with Parmesan and parsley to serve.
What we hear in the Gallery…
Celebrating America & Waynesville, Ohio’s 223 Birthday…
Free Raffle Tickets With Purchase
4th of July Food
Recipe: Salty Peanut and Banana Pudding
- Whisk together flour, salt, and 2/3 cup sugar in medium saucepan. Whisk in milk, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup cream. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and a pudding like consistency, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
- Arrange 25 wafers (slightly overlapping) in the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Top with half of banana slices, 1/4 cup peanuts. Cover and chill 4 hours or up to overnight.
- Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/4 cups cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium high with an electric mixer just until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread over top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts.
Raffle Basket Giveaway Fourth of July Weekend
223 Waynesville Birthday event Basket Raffle Giveaway.Canada Goose Gallery Raffle Basket
Handcrafted rope basket with embroidery design.
Rose Colored photo Frame.
Bottle of Wine.
2 P Buckley Moss Geese Wine Glasses.
1 Pair of Solmate Socks.
1 Spray Bottle of Maven Hand Sanitizer. (Mint scented).
1 Red, White & Blue Necklace.
$25 Gift Card to Canada Goose Gallery
Win one of 10 different baskets donated by Waynesville Merchants! Earn one free raffle ticket for every $20 spent! Drawing July 5th at 5:00pm.
BONUS: A cash purchase at the gallery between July 1-July 5 will also enter you in a drawing for one of (5) $25 gift certificates to the gallery.
Fourth of July Cake
Too pretty to eat!
Waynesville History Cards
I love that Waynesville has been around for 223 years! So much history and resilience.
A dedicated work space in your home helps you set aside household distractions and focus on work. This is a tough thing to do in recent weeks but we have just the inspiration you need to create a space that is bright, colorful, and keeps you working productively.
Brighten Up Your Home
The Value of Community
Jigsaw Puzzles Improve Your Memory! Solving puzzles helps reinforce existing connections between our brain cells.It also increases the generation of new relationships. This, in turn, improves mental speed and thought processes. Jigsaw puzzles are especially good for improving short-term memory.
So clear off the table and exercise your brain!
History Repeats Itself
Over 100 Years Ago: The United States was dealing with a similar flu pandemic. Masks, sheltering in place, school and business closures–they were real then and now! I think it is is good to look at history so that the present can have some perspective. As I find new images I will share them here.
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 lb. beef chuck stew meat, cubed into 1″ pieces
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
2 stalks celery, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. tomato paste
6 c. low-sodium beef broth
1 c. red wine
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dried or fresh thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
1 lb. baby potatoes, halved
1 c. frozen peas
Remove bay leaves. Stir in peas and cook until warmed through, 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley beforE serving.
Christianity In Art
Art brings to life something that cannot be expressed with mere words. The visual experience of the forms and colors expressed by an artist can evoke emotions felt deeply in ones soul. For Christians around the world, and throughout time, art is a moment of reflection on our faith. The deep and profound expression of our inner voice is spoken as we look upon an artist’s vision of their deepest beliefs.
In a time when our community is “virtual” we are collectively appreciating all the things that our neighbors contribute to our lives. Pat Moss spent many years of her artistic life exploring the communities in and around the Shenandoah Valley. She loved the communities that Quakers built and often spent time sketching and painting their simpler way of life. What does community mean to you? Are you missing the moments shared? We should all take this solitude and explore the meaning of community. I have a feeling it will be far more valuable!
History as a Lesson in Hope
I know how frustrating it has been when we are trying to find things we need on the shelves and encounter empty shelves. It is surreal to walk down the aisles and see maybe one box of macaroni and cheese and then nothing!
Grocery workers have to be some of the hardest working people right now. They have taken the challenge and are carrying the weight for all so we have food. Give your grocery workers a big “Thank You” the next time you visit and on your next trip to Waynesville, stop by Hometown Marketplace and let Ron and his staff know you heard what great community supporters they are; then take home a soup of the day carry out!
Despite very long hours and even less sleep, Ron made a special trip to our gallery last week to pick up more of our fundraising History Card sets to sell in his store for the Waynesville Merchants Association. Hometown Market has consistently been our number one history card seller! Ron shrugs it off by telling me how important it is to
support one another; small business is the backbone of our country! Thank you, Ron, for always thinking about your fellow Waynesville merchants, your customers, and our community. Thank you for supporting all the merchants in your town, and for just being a great person to have in our corner—jolly and all smiles in the good times and so very supportive and helpful in times like these! Let’s all remember that supporting small businesses all over is key to keeping America healthy!
We are a community, and because we have the internet we can teach our children from home, we can see our parents and family right from our mobile phones, and we can be inspired and comfort others in our community.
Who Is Always There To Love Us?
– Paulo Coelho, ‘The Fifth Mountain’.
Spirit of Freedom is a large Giclee print that has garnered extreme interest and popularity with collectors especially those with the wall space to hang this exceptional image. Taken from an original watercolor that once hung in the permanent collection of the P Buckley Moss Museum, the Giclee reproduction process is nearly a perfect recreation of the original. The giclee is a digital process that is produced by a large printer that “spits or sprays” the ink onto the archival paper or canvas recreating both color and texture of the original unlike any other printing process.
Moss’ horses are almost always created with flowing lines which is a characteristic of her style and this work is no exception. The flowing main and flaring nostrils indicate the pronounced power of the horse as well as the symbolism of freedom and sensuality. Early in her career during a show, a person asked her why she didn’t paint nudes and she pointed to one of her horses and said, “Look at that beautiful horse,” to which the gentleman replied, “Touche!”
The soft pastel colors in the background, the indication of landscape in the very minimalist way speak to Pat’s artistic training as a professional artist and lends to a visual style like no other. Those who are not aware of this artist often recognize either her horses or her geese even if they don’t know who she is!
Spirit of Freedom | Issued in 2001 | Giclee on the finest quality paper
Image Size: 44 x 21-1/4 Inches. Paper Size 46 x 23-1/4 Inches | Edition: 250 and 25 Artist’s Proof
When considering what to hang on your walls, which can be anything from Fiber art, Native American masks, photography, or paintings – the ultimate in wall art – take your time making a decision, and go with your heart.
Establish a relationship with a gallery that understands how to preserve the value and beauty of your art or follow an artist who shares your aesthetic values and understands your unique perspective of the world and allows you emotional connections to the artwork. A gallery owner is an individual who should be someone you feel comfortable with and that you trust understands your need and vision for your home and art collection. They should ask about the rooms and space that you wish to add such works of art so that you can achieve your goal of making a space for you and your family that feels just the way you wish. Read Full Blog Post